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World Philippines volcano spews lava half-mile high, threatens to erupt again as flights grounded

08:50  15 january  2020
08:50  15 january  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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Philippines Volcano Could Erupt Again , Hundreds of Thousands Urged to Evacuate. The Taal Volcano south of the Philippines capital blasted lava fountains a half - mile into Fish contaminated by high sulfur levels could cause stomach ache, vomiting and diarrhea, the Department of Health said.

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a The volcano was spurting fountains of red-hot lava 800 meters ( half a mile ) into the sky, and the massive column of ash and volcanic debris at

A volcanic eruption in the Philippines continues to spew lava half a mile into the sky, creating lightning bolts, and threatening to erupt again even as tens of thousands of people continue to flee the region and hundreds of flights have been canceled or delayed.

TALISAY, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: A fishing boat sails along a lake as Taal Volcano erupts on January 14, 2020 in Talisay, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)© Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images TALISAY, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 14: A fishing boat sails along a lake as Taal Volcano erupts on January 14, 2020 in Talisay, Batangas province, Philippines. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level to four out of five, warning that a hazardous eruption could take place anytime, as authorities have evacuated tens of thousands of people from the area. An estimated $10 million worth of crops and livestock have been damaged by the on-going eruption, according to the country's agriculture department. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)

Lava fountains spurting from the Taal Volcano generated tall dark gray, steam-laden plumes that drifted to the general southwest, and experts are predicting continued eruptive activity, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said in a bulletin.

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A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous The volcano was spurting fountains of red-hot lava 800 meters ( half a mile ) into the sky, and the massive column of ash and volcanic debris at

The Philippines ' Taal volcano has erupted , spewing a large column of ash which prompted raised alert levels and the evacuation of nearby communities. The alert level skyrocketed from 'abnormal' to 'magmatic unrest,' suggesting that the volcano might even spew some lava .

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The alert level since the eruption began Sunday has been a 4, indicating a hazardous eruption is possible in hours to days. (Level 5, the highest, means such an eruption is underway.)

The Philippine Seismic Network recorded a total of 49 volcanic earthquakes in the Taal region in an 8-hour time frame beginning in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and the Institute warned that intense seismic activity coupled with fissuring beneath the Earth's surface could also trigger another eruption.

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TAGAYTAY, Philippines — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous The volcano was spurting fountains of red-hot lava 800 meters ( half a mile ) into the sky, and the massive column of

Philippines : Taal Volcano spews ash — in pictures. 'Explosive eruption '. Taal is one of the world's The Taal Volcano in the Philippines began spewing lava on Monday as authorities warned of "We're trying to stop them from returning and warning that the volcano can explode again anytime

Overall, there have been 350 volcanic earthquakes recorded near Taal since Sunday, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, according to reports by The Associated Press.

Areas around Taal Volcano are advised to guard against the effects of heavy and prolonged ashfall, which has blanketed the region in thick gray matter. More than 38,000 people have been relocated so far to more than 200 evacuation centers.

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In addition, more than 500 international and domestic flights were canceled or delayed due to the overnight airport closure, affecting about 80,000 passengers, airport manager Ed Monreal told The Associated Press.

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The Insititute warned aircraft to avoid the airspace around the Taal Volcano, as airborne ash and ballistic fragments from the eruption columns pose hazards to planes in the air.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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